Clumber Park

Clumber Park, Worksop: Hours, Address, Clumber Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Clumber Park
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Clumber is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres.Clumber Park was once the country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle. Although the house was demolished in 1938, there are glimpses of its grand past to explore - from the Gothic-style chapel, often referred to as a 'cathedral in miniature', you can follow in the footsteps of dukes through the peaceful pleasure ground to the Walled Kitchen Garden, where you can experience sights, scents and a taste of the past.Today Clumber offers freedom to discover a ducal park and provides a haven for wildlife within an idyllic setting.With 3,800 acres of picturesque parkland and gardens, peaceful woodlands and a magnificent lake to enjoy there is plenty of space to explore and relax with your family and friends.Not only is Clumber's mosaic of habitats home to an amazing array of wildlife, it is also a great place to spot it.And there's much more to explore.
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anteallachleicester
Leicester, UK596 contributions
So much to see here.
Sep 2021 • Couples
Have been wanting to visit this place for years and was not disappointed when we finally came. This place is huge and has so many different areas to explore.

Especially loved the kitchen garden - one of the best I’ve seen. Never seen so much espaliered fruit in one garden - even on the outsides of the seemingly endless walls. The gardeners here do an amazing job. Stunning greenhouses too.

Lovely lakeside walks and loads of interesting woodlands and parkland to explore too. If you are into geocaching there are days worth of caching fun here too.

Plenty of places to picnic with a good number of benches/picnic tables around.

The only negative comment I would make would be that there was muck spreading going on in front of the main cafe - hence we did not eat/drink here. Surely this could have been done very early or late in the day so as not to put off customers with the smell.

Will definitely return to explore more.
Written October 25, 2021
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glen c
Goole, UK15 contributions
Family day
Oct 2021 • Family
Lovely day out . Nice relaxed day walking though the grounds. Nice place to be for family days in the open air. Fascinating history.
Written October 22, 2021
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Dave Mason
4 contributions
Disappointed
Oct 2021
Parked up on just off centenary avenue with my partner to drink our coffee , ranger came up to car to ask for membership cards . We showed them and he told us not to park there any more in a very smug manner , I told him I had been parking there for nearly fifty years and with glee he informed us more wood posts are due to be installed so this would stop . His van ( you’ve guessed it ) was parked on the verge just like ours . Come on NT , it’s the members that count and half the parks roads are shut as well
Written October 20, 2021
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Ann M
Newton Aycliffe, UK89 contributions
Lovely walk through the woods
Oct 2021
Superb park for walking the dog, although it is easy to lose your way through the woods (our fault as we’d left the map behind). The variety of trees and woodlands is beautiful and talking to the lady at the kiosk there are 3,800 acres available for everyone to enjoy. The Central Bark cafe was a little disappointing as there was very little food left at 2 pm (it closes at 3 pm).
Written October 6, 2021
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Jonathan P
Skipsea, UK140 contributions
Great family day out
Oct 2021
Extensive woodland, parkland and lake in the heart of Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire.

Parking and entry is free to National Trust Members (£5.50 per person if not).

The Courtyard Cafe was very busy when we visited on a Monday in October, but very well organised with a one way system, indoor and outdoor seating. Service was prompt and friendly, food quality good and prices reasonable.

Our walk around the lake was most enjoyable and the encouragement for cyclists to take a different route around it most welcome.
Written October 5, 2021
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Linda L
6 contributions
Fabulous place 👌🏽
Sep 2021 • Family
I absolutely love this place, we cycle here 2-3 times a week, join up with the well sign posted national cycle route, there's no need to be near the visitor centre or busy parts there's miles to explore we've been going there for a few years and can still find new routes to take, it's a beautiful place and well worth a visit..
We are National trust members & we well get our moneys worth but for everyone complaining about prices I don't think it too expensive where else can an adult go all day for £5.50 , Take the family with some ball games & picnic have a walk or cycle etc spend all day
Written September 29, 2021
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Philip C
3 contributions
Poor signposting for walled garden
Sep 2021 • Couples
Clumber Plumber is a lovely area but beware. Walled garden last admission is 3 pm and closes at 3.30. The entrance has also altered, presumably as the garden tea rooms are still closed. The signposting for the new garden entrance is very poor - there’s really no excuse for this, likewise the rather dry tuna and cucumber baguette with one slice of cucumber! Not a very satisfactory visit I’m afraid. NT you need the to attend to some of the details.
Written September 16, 2021
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Annabellacottonsocks
Redhill, UK170 contributions
Extensive, attractive park.
Sep 2021
Clumber Park is a very attractive place. There are lots of different areas to walk;some in wooded areas, some open countryside and a lovely walk around the huge lake with beautiful views. There are also more formal gardens, the Walled garden is especially attractive.
Facilities are excellent; ample parking and several cafes and toilets as well as benches around the park.
We spent several hours here and enjoyed it immensely.
Written September 14, 2021
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Andrew H
Leamington Spa, UK1,163 contributions
Great place which I need to explore further
Sep 2021
I dropped into Clumber for a break on a long journey & to meet someone, so wasn't able to explore it as much as I'd like. However the beautiful drive down the double avenue was by itself uplifting as was the walk around the lake area. The cafe was excellent & I enjoyed my relatively short time there: one to return to for sure.
Written September 11, 2021
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John J
Retford3 contributions
Somewhat hurt.
Sep 2021
I have lived here for 31 years and stopped at night to watch the stars and brought my cycle to explore the tracks in the day. However, three years ago at night I pulled over near the end of Lime Tree Avenue for 15 minutes to read a book as I was early to pick up a friend. I was advised to move on as it was after dusk by some very unfriendly security people. Today, as it was warm, I pulled over off the avenue to stretch my legs a mere 10 minutes; on returning to the car I found a piece of paper telling me to pay up £5 at the checkpoint at entry to the park proper. I had no money on me and I had simply pulled off the King's Highway for ten minutes. There were no signs, no ANPR, no honesty boxes and I just pulled in where other cars were. I had no idea one had to pay in the daytime for just parking under the trees. That's 50p per minute! I will not come again except by a lengthy cycle ride. I'm surprised the piece of paper didn't say "You would't park on someone's front lawn-so don't try it on here".
Written September 8, 2021
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